Managing Christmas As A Newly Adoptive Parent

Christmas! My favourite time of the year. I’ve always loved the lights, the celebrations, the family time. It’s just perfect. So, I had high expectations for Christmas with our newly adopted children. After all, Christmas is for the kids isn’t…

9 Things Not To Say To Adoptive Parents

I recently read a brilliant post by the lovely Catie over at www.diaryofanimperfectmum.com entitled 10 Things Not To Ask An Autism Parent which had me nodding along from beginning to end.  It got me thinking about the types of things…

Pipity – Perfect Gifts For An Art Loving Child!

Little Miss LOVES art! In fact she loves anything artistic – colouring, drawing, painting, cutting, sticking. Anything! She can spend hours and hours creating and making, and I love it. But there are some downsides! Crayons, colouring pens and pencils all…

Why We Adopted A Sibling Group

Over two years ago now, Mr N and I were sat in our Adoption Preparation Groups, listening to the Social Workers talk about the needs of children who were waiting to be adopted. We heard about children with attachment disorders,…

Finding A Mum Tribe: Adoption Stories

I’m going to admit something here straight off! Although I’m very much in love with my kids, and wouldn’t change how they came to be part of the family, I’m really jealous! I’m hugely, painfully, annoyingly jealous of anyone who…

Tears Heal: A Book Review

Just before the children came home, I read every book I possibly could on parenting. Everything about discipline, routines, development and anything in between! So when I was asked to review Tears Heal: How To Listen To Our Children by…

Do Term Time Holidays Really Damage A Child’s Education?

Recently,  ITV showed a program about term time holidays and whether they are damaging to a child’s education.  It was a fascinating watch for me as I come from both sides of the argument in that I have been on…